Doctor of Smiles
Doctors of Smiles are not actual doctors, but are the Grotto volunteers in your community. They are your direct connection to the Humanitarian Foundation and will help you complete the application for your child’s dental care and answer any questions you may have about the Dental Care for Children with Special Needs program. If there is no Doctor of Smiles in your area, you may contact the Humanitarian Foundation directly at 614-933-0711.
El Texa Grotto's
Name: Horacio Gonzales
Email: contact me here
Grotto Name: El Texa
(Horacio manages the Fantastic Teeth Program for Keller Masonic Lodge No.1084 and was a natural fit to serve as our Doctor of Smiles of El Texa Grotto. Thank you Horacio for your service to the Grotto and the Humanitarian Foundation in this capacity. The Kids thank you.)
The Dr. of Smiles—Grotto volunteers– are key to the operation of the dental program. They are the Grotto representatives in the community who work with families, dentists, and the Humanitarian Foundation to ensure that special kids get special smiles.
At the first Dr. Smiles seminar in 2011, Edward Sterling, DDS, (Achbar Grotto) aptly described what a Dr. of Smiles does and who he is in the following way:
A Doctor of Smiles is a:
G rantor of Help